April 11, 2014 (Fri): The largest food delivery service provider in Malaysia just expanded their “paw print” to Ipoh and Malacca. Previously the web portal only offered restaurants with their own delivery service to those cities – they have since started their own delivery service bringing with them their major restaurant chains.
With a soft launch last Friday, foodpanda has already received some very encouraging feedback from residents of Ipoh and Malacca. “We never thought they would be bringing food delivery to our quiet city of Ipoh” says Shawn Lim, a local Ipoh resident and new foodpanda customer. “I am pleasantly surprised and find this service very convenient – plus delivery is free!”
“We simply love food deliveries and are happy to see that we have a wider range of food items to order besides pizzas and fast food“says Mrs. Harper, an expatriate living in Melaka. She adds “Now, I can just order food for my kids while I am at work without worrying that they will be ordering fast food or having left over food from the fridge! This is a lifesaver. Foodpanda definitely makes modern parenthood much easier while juggling the demands of a full time job.“
“We are very happy to add Ipoh and Malacca to our list of cities that we provide delivery for – this is in line with our mission of making food delivery accessible to all Malaysians” says Claudio Abitante, MD foodpanda.my. “We see a huge untapped potential in these cities and we think customers would appreciate the choice of food they can now get delivered to them for free.” he adds.
Starting with big names such as Chatime, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Starbucks, Taang Shifu, A&W and Sakae Sushi, residents of Ipoh and Melaka can expect to see many other great restaurants including local favourites within the next few weeks. Delivery to Ipoh and Malacca is currently free. Delivery orders are taken via their website and mobile application on iOS and Google Play.
foodpanda.my currently operates in the Klang Valley, Penang, Ipoh, Melaka and Johor. They recently expanded their Johor Bahru area to include Johor Tebrau. foodpanda plans to make food delivery more accessible and convenient to as many busy Malaysians. They are looking to accomplish this within the next few months by further expanding in the Klang Valley and other major cities in Malaysia.